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HISTORY OF CONCERTS AT SHEA STADIUM- (Part 2)

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ROLLING STONES : STEEL WHEELS TOUR 1989: When the Rolling Stones rolled their Steel Wheels Tour into New York City it was for six sellout nights at Shea Stadium in October 1989. It was their first Tour since 1981. After years of inactivity and Mick & Keith feuding publicly, it seemed the Stones were doomed. But they made nice after the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony and wrote about 50 songs in a month. Made their first new album in 8 years and released "Steel Wheels" to good reviews. It was a real good album sporting new hits like "Mixed Emotions"(which went to #5 on the U.S. charts) and "A Rock in Hard Place".The album went double platinum in the U.S. All six nights sold out immediately as they went on sale,averaging 65,000 people per night. I can remember waiting on a Ticketmaster line for hours as new shows kept getting added. My Mezzanine seat in Section 28 cost $30 at the time. I can remember the Mezzanine section shaking up & down som

Concert Review- JOE COCKER /STEVE MILLER BAND at Radio City Music Hall

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It was a double classic rock bill at Radio City Music Hall. The best place to see a concert! The crowd was real good, alot of dancing on & off and alot of warm cheers for the big songs. I got my tickets on "Tickets Now" day of the show, they were e-mailed to me and were printable at home. I even saved $20 off the ticket price. Center stage Orchestra Row A (about 20th row). I was more eager to see Joe Cocker, as I have gotten in to him more over the past few years. Joe Cocker is a Veteran Rocker with the gritty voice and spastic stage performances. Joe earned major respect with his performance at the 1969 Woodstock concert; his performance of the Beatles “A Little Help from My Friends” with The Grease band is legendary. Through the years he has been known for his hits of covers of other artist’s songs besides his own. He has had 3 top 10 U.S. Hits 4 top 11 hits and a number one hit. The 1969 Mad Dogs & Englishman Tour was famous for its all night parties and massive